Exotic Sunlight: Paintings by Ong Kim Seng

Exotic Sunlight: Paintings by Ong Kim Seng features over 30 watercolour scenes by the Singapore watercolour maestro, with the biggest piece measuring 1.8 x 1.3m in size.

A self-taught artist who turned full-time in 1985, Ong Kim Seng is an avid traveller who has sojourned across different states and continents in his attempt to encounter and capture in his paintings, the awe-inspiring beauty of Mother Nature and the diverse cultures that exist in various environments. With this exhibition, the artist walks us through a series of masterfully-rendered landscapes that include Singapore’s Old Chinatown, Nepal’s Kathmandu, Italy’s Portofino, China’s Xin Yuan and Bali’s Ubud. Exhibiting fluid brushwork and efficiency of detail, Kim Seng’s watercolour landscapes are remarkable for their lyrical expressiveness and poetic balance between light and shade.

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